Claiming UIF is a simple process that can be done online. Thousands of employees are taking advantage of the Unemployment Insurance Fund by contributing monthly salaries.
The employer registers you for UIF, and you can claim the benefits later. Sometimes your employer might not pay the amount which can be reported.
Scroll down and read the article on how to report your employer if he isn’t paying UIF. The information is helpful and has been gathered after interviewing a few of my colleagues. They reported their employers and got all the funds with interest. Hence you will know how to report your employer by reaching the end.
My Employer Did Not Register Me for Uif
Retrenchments are common when employees are facing an economic crisis and they do not register employees for UIF. The UIF was an initiative by the South African government to help three types of employees.
It includes bankrupt employees, fired employees, or whose contracts have ended. If you fall into any of these categories, you can apply for UIF benefits.
A huge amount of people are taking advantage of this unemployment fund.
You may be eligible and apply for the UIF benefit, but an employer might not pay you back. This is possible when you contribute 1% of your pay to UIF and an employer registers on your behalf.
He will pay the UIF monthly; you can claim it when needed. If you get to know you have yet to be registered, you can file a complaint at the Department of Employment and Labor.
Moreover, a number, i.e., 080 003 0007, is available on the website that can be used to contact the authorities and report the employer.
You can also visit the official website of U-Filing and submit a report for an inquiry regarding the employer. Submitting the details regarding your employer and the company name is important.
These details include the name and address of the company and employer, contact details, UIF reference numbers and some personal information. The data provided should be authentic so the complaint is further processed. Once the process is complete, you will get all the funds, including the interest payments. Moreover, an action will be taken against the employer.
It is ensured by the Department of Employment and Labor that the employer pays the UIF on time and registers you as well. You can report your employer at any time without hesitating. There is no need to be afraid of losing your job. You can go to the Commission for Conciliation, Meditation and Arbitration or CCMA if you are victimized.
How Do I Check If I Am Registered For UIF?
To know if your employer has registered you for UIF, visit the nearest Labor Center. Please make sure you have your registration number or UIF number. Any officer in the center will assist you and help you know if you’re registered or not. This is important because you give 1% of your monthly pay for the UIF benefits.
The Labor Center has a subunit called “Employer’s Audit” that checks all the employers. They process your report and help you get all the money that your employer isn’t paying. If you are eligible and want to claim UIF, your employer must pay you the funds you’ve been paying for months.
Who is exempt from paying UIF in South Africa?
Employees who work less than 24 hours or are public servants are exempted from paying UIF in South Africa. They cannot claim UIF even if they reach old age. Moreover, if you are a foreigner working in South Africa, you cannot claim unemployment benefits.
What is the highest amount paid by UIF?
The highest amount paid by UIF is R 17,712. This is the maximum limit an employee will get if they claim UIF after paying 1% of his monthly salary. However, it is important to register yourself with the help of your employer.
A brief article with all the information on how to report an employer for not paying UIF is given above. You can register yourself for UIF with the help of your employer and contribute every month. If you do not get the benefits or are getting victimized, you can report your employer to the Department of Employment and Labor. Strict action will be taken against him for not providing you with the funds.